Fire Restoration During the Winter Months

December 11, 2017

Fire damage occurs more often during the winter months. Understandably, a lot of homeowners light their chimneys, cook out, and crank up the heat when the temperature drops. Timely mitigation is the best way to reduce fire damage costs, but emergency services are still available. Between identifying smoke odor, eliminating structural damage, and repairing a home after a fire, professional assistance isn’t only valuable — it’s vital. What are the Main Fire Hazards? Like we’ve mentioned, using a heater, a fireplace, or even a grill can put your home at risk. The winter months can be deadly, if they aren’t approached with care. Aside from the major hazards you’ll face, you might want to take note of the following factors. New Electronics It’s the Holiday Season! You’re probably going to gift and receive new electronics. New electronics can’t catch fire, right? Wrong. New, untested electronics are major fire hazards, and … Continued

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How to Prevent a Fire in Your Home: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

August 31, 2017

In 2015, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused an estimated $7 billion in property damage. More than 11,000 injuries and 2,650 deaths were attributed to home fires that year. Home fires can be caused by faulty wiring, lightning, carelessness, wild fires, and many other reasons. Although home fires are not always preventable, there are steps every homeowner can take to minimize the risk, and to minimize damage and injury in case a fire does break out. Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires; followed by heating equipment, electrical wiring, intentional fires, and smoking materials. Kitchen blazes tie with heating as the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Smoke and fumes are every bit as deadly as flames; in fact, more deaths are caused by smoke inhalation than by burns. Knowing what to do in case of a fire can go a long way … Continued

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Home Restoration After a Disaster

July 6, 2017

Home disasters can include storm damage, fires, and water damage caused by flooding. After a disaster, a fire damage restoration/water damage restoration company needs to be called to clean up the mess. Dealing with a disaster is stressful enough, which is why hiring an experienced restoration company that is available on a moment’s notice is essential. Since it can be caused by a variety of different issues, defining restoration is not always an easy task. However, this is the last step to return your home to its pre-storm, pre-fire, and/or pre-water damaged condition. Choosing an experienced restoration company is vital because there are specific steps that must be followed during the home restoration process. Home Restoration is the Final Step Even the smallest fire can leave extensive damage behind. This soggy, smelly mess is caused by the remnants left behind by the fire itself, as well as by the water … Continued

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How to Prepare Your Home for Arizona Monsoon Season

June 29, 2017

If you’ve resided in Arizona for all four seasons, you know to expect Arizona monsoon season in the summer. This Southwest weather season used to start with three days in a row that had high dew point temperatures, but now the official season is designated from late June to September each year. It comes with storms that are created from the combination of dry winds, moisture, and heat. Monsoons can bring extensive damage to your home from weather conditions such as monsoon rains, floods, and thunderstorms. That’s why it’s smart to prepare your dwelling for this season. Follow these helpful tips to keep your home protected and to prevent problems from monsoons. Rain and Flood Damage The rainfall can be significant during Arizona monsoon season. This weather condition often leads to flooding that can damage your home. To prevent as much damage as possible, try to obtain free sand from … Continued

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